10/17/2013

by The Morning Pulse

The earliest delivery of the industry’s essential news

October 17, 2013

401(a)/(k) / 403(b) / 457(b) RETIREMENT PLANS

DC Plans Have Advantages over DB Plans

Retirement at age 65 is now a lost dream

DC Participants Open to Plan Changes

The Path Forward: Understanding What Participants Say and Do Uncovers Opportunities to Enhance Defined Contribution Plan Design

Alternative Assets: The Next Frontier for Defined Contribution Plans

PENSION PLANS

 Pension debt soaring for cities, towns

Unions, pension funds fight to kick Detroit out of bankruptcy court

France’s lower house squeezes through pension reform

Pension debt soaring for cities, towns

Pension buyouts expected to surge — but not yet

Future-Proofing Pension Risk Transfers: Worth the Cost? 

Pension Plans Have a Massive Bet on Interest Rates Rising

Social Security Raise to Be Among Lowest in Years

THE CAPITAL MARKETS

U.S. default threat remains as House deal collapses

Senate Cuts Deal to Raise U.S. Debt Ceiling, Reopen Government

Markets signal rising alarm over debt-limit deadlock

Shutdown foils asset owners and managers

The U.S. Post Bubble Economy – Worse Than Japan’s?

General Business Conditions Lowest Since May

Poor returns causing investors to take risks

Hitting the Roof


Fitch places U.S. debt on negative watch

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Using Alternatives to Fight Volatility

Asian hedge funds shine in stellar month for industry

Hedge Funds Up 1.65% As Stock Funds Rally

Hedge Funds Lose 0.50% In First Week Of Oct

Hedge Funds Adopt Wait-And-See Approach

Private-equity funds in US make pitches for fresh cash

RIAs yearn for alternative investments

HEALTH CARE

Midsize Companies Move to Private Health Exchanges

What Is the ACA’s ‘Reinsurance Tax’?

The Soaring Cost of a Simple Breath

PHILANTHROPY

Endowments, Foundations Struggle to Self-Govern 

Philanthropy is a journey we can all embark upon

Charities Turn to Chief Strategy Officers to Help Plan Their Future

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Hospital CEO pay not tied to quality of care, study shows

Most HR Departments Lagging Behind In Integrating Technology

LITIGATION AND PUBLIC POLICY

FINRA Nudging Brokers Toward a Fiduciary Standard?

Jeffrey H. Snyder

President & CEO
The Morning Pulse, Inc.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

An American entrepreneur and business leader, Jeffrey H. Snyder represents the American ethos and work ethic by applying his management, finance and information technology skills and experience to the financial services industry. He currently serves as a Vice President, Senior Consultant with Cammack LaRhette Consulting and Chief Executive Officer of The Morning Pulse, Inc., Jeffrey has held a wide range of senior positions within the United States defined contribution retirement industry. His experience is as broad as it is deep and he has worked with many of the industry’s top firms to provide guidance and solutions to employers throughout all sectors of the economy.

Considered an “industry insider”, Jeffrey is often sought out for his opinion on a wide range of industry topics speaking at industry conferences and web events. Most recently, Jeffrey was a panelist for Pension and Investments’ 2013 Public Funds DC Summit and the moderator for Bloomberg’s “Ahead of the Curve: The Latest Trends of Defined Contribution Retirement Plans”. He has also been quoted in industry periodicals such as The Benefits Law Journal and Institutional Investor and has written countless articles. He recently authored Optimizing Public Pension Systems: A Call for a Plan of Action for Public Defined Contribution Plan Sponsors and Eight Hot Topics for Defined Contribution Retirement Plan Sponsors, both picked up by the National media.

ABOUT THE MORNING PULSE

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